So, I needed to install a Windows ME VPC today. I have a Dell CD that has ME on it, so I figured I would use that, and then probably just use my MSDN key or maybe it wouldnt need one. Well it turned into a mini-ordeal.
If you set up a new Microsoft VPC image for ME, and put the CD in, it goes fine, gets to setup, and bam! – SU0173 Error.Â Pretty much means,Â “you cant use this cd on a pc that isnt by the OEM manufacturer of the computer”. So after a couple minutes digging, found this site which give more information.Â I downloaded the precopy1.cab .
Then I download undisker – created an iso from the CD. Got magic ISO going, added precopy1.cab to the iso. Got Microsoft’s virtual cd rom tool, mounted a drive and pointed at my modified ISO. Set my VPC image to boot the newly created virtual cd rom from the ISO, and I would good to go. Now I can use good ol’ ME 🙂
4 replies on “Windows ME – Vendor CD, SU0173 Error – What do you do?”
Where can I download precopy1.cab? The link above no longer works. Thanks!
I might have it somewhere on a backup disk, If I find it, I will put it up..
its from april but i ask anyway:
did you find a link to the win me precopy1 file which wont cause a suwin0173?
its been years, but if you still have that cab file, I would like a copy.